Singer Ricky Martin is headed to Broadway to star as Che in the Broadway revival of 'Evita,' all-things-Broadway website reported.

The new production marks the first return of the Perons to the Broadway stage since Evita's 1979 Tony Award-winning New York debut starring Broadway diva Patti LuPone as Eva Peron.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice production is based on Eva's dramatic rise from poor schoolgirl to first lady of Argentina. Argentine actress Elena Roger will star as Evita.

The production – which opened at London's Adelphi Theater in 2006 – arrives on Broadway in spring 2012. Argentine actress Elena Rogers will continue in the role of Eva Peron.

Martin follows in the steps of Mandy Patinkin, who played Che in the original Broadway musical.

The 39-year-old pop star and father of twin boys Valentino and Matteo came out gay in March. He talked about his reluctance to discuss his sexual orientation in his memoir Me.

Martin's first music video for the single The Best Thing About Me Is You from his forthcoming album Music + Soul + Sex includes gay and lesbian couples in affectionate poses.